Jul. 29, 2020
While the majority of Palestine’s soap factories have closed after years of occupation and economic hardship, a few have managed to hang on. Giving a modern twist to ancient practices, some producers are not ready to wash their hands of the business yet.
Jul. 10, 2020
The Spanish Association of Olive Municipalities has named a 1,100-year-old olive tree on Mallorca the “best monumental olive tree in Spain.”
Jul. 9, 2020
The centuries-old Kırkpınar olive oil wrestling championship will reportedly not go ahead until the end of summer or autumn. The decision was made by the event organizers after consulting with Turkey’s Ministry of Health.
Jun. 9, 2020
An association of Italian farmers warns that the sector could lose €1 billion in 2020. As the lockdown eases, farmhouses are finding new ways to safely attract tourists.
Mar. 6, 2020
Among the fruit and coffee plantations of Minas Gerais, olive trees have taken root. Despite the region's unconventional climate, local producers are creating a new kind of olive oil culture in Brazil.
Dec. 4, 2019
Producers in Corsica are at the mercy of policy measures to contain Xylella fastidiosa on the island. Some fear these new policies are damaging the island's olive-producing culture.
Nov. 5, 2019
El-Hachemi finished first again with a 2:44 finish at the 2019 Marathon of the Olive Trees.
Oct. 15, 2019
Four Montenegrin olive harvesting experts delivered the small country its first World Olive Picking Championship, defeating two-time champion Croatia. Neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina finished in second place.
Sep. 23, 2019
In the southwestern village of Stella Cilento, children will enjoy an afternoon snack of bread and olive oil provided by the town, after helping with the harvest.
Sep. 19, 2019
Early Celts in the French region of Burgundy imported olive oil from the Mediterranean around 500 BCE, a new study shows. The find is the earliest evidence of olive oil use in Central Europe.
Oct. 22, 2018
The nearly 2,000-year-old bottle filled with solidified olive oil will be displayed at the National Archaeological Museum.
Aug. 8, 2018
Responsible for some of Italy's most characteristic olive oils and landscapes, moves are afoot to promote awareness of the country's heroic olive cultivation.
Aug. 1, 2018
The territory including the olive groves of the slopes between Assisi and Spoleto was designed as the first Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System in Italy.
Jul. 26, 2018
Tunisian producers are exploring how olives, one of the country's biggest natural resources, can potentially lure a new kind of tourist.
Jul. 17, 2018
The modest door of an electrical supplies store leads you to a small haven for olive oil lovers.